Denver, CO asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Colorado

Q: I'm curious on how much jail time I could be facing as a first offender on a truancy,identity theft charge,tresspassing

And a child abuse charge with no bodily injury

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1 Lawyer Answer
Sean Maye
Sean Maye
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Denver, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Pursuant to CO statute 13-5-145, there is a general understanding that "imposing a sentence of detention on a juvenile who violates a court order to attend school does not improve the likelihood that the juvenile will attend school and does not address the underlying causes of the juvenile's truancy." This means that jail for truancy alone is not likely.

For identity theft / trespassing / child abuse no injury, it depends on the facts of the case. An attorney would need to know the facts of your case to know which specific sections of the statutes apply to each charge to truly know what class of misdemeanor or felony may apply. That will tell you how much jail time, if any, would apply.

Consult with your assigned lawyer or hire one privately ASAP.

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